Friday, September 9, 2011

Pregnancy Update!

So let me just break down the night and day for you. Last night I didn't really sleep at all. I was up feeling sick and dizzy most of the night. Pregnancy? Hormones? I am not sure at this point as the symptoms for all of them intertwine frequently. This morning at 7 I went to the doctor and had my blood taken and rushed off to my fifth graders who are starting to notice something is up with "Mrs. Richie". I started to have a little back ache around 9 and noticed that I was bleeding a little. I tried to stay off of my feet as much as possible!  I had no cramping or anything like that.

At recess today around 12 I finally heard from the doctor! My levels are going UP! YAY! They said they are "cautiously optimistic" and that I am to stay off of my feet all weekend. I told them about the bleeding and she didn't seem a bit concerned (which was weird). They increased my Prometrium to 400 mg a day to try and stop the bleeding. I called my husband and he very sweetly went home to bring me my medicine so that I could start right away. I took 200 mg at about 1:45 and another one just now. Feeling just a little dizzy!!

Needless to say, I couldn't be MORE thankful for the phone calls, cards, texts, emails, and facebook posts that have really helped me get through this week. Just knowing that so many are praying means so much! I have decided that I too will be cautiously optimistic instead of thinking the worst will happen because it always does. If I miscarry this baby I know that strength from the Lord will come as it has before and I will get through it again! If God decides to defy the odds and show us all who is in charge, I will take that too (; Either way He is completely sovereign and I trust His perfect plan and timing in all things.

Please keep the prayers coming!!!


  1. I will be praying for you Kristen. Lots of love and hope coming your way. ~Jessica Holland(Lee)